The Orange Leader
Orange County tracksters shape up pretty well as they get prepared for the UIL State Track & Field Championships next week.
Compared to several of their opponents at the State Meet, medals could be in store May 10-11 at the University of Texas.
The West Orange-Stark 400-meter relay team of Maurice Morris, Chris James, Thomarcusw Fontenot and Colin Janice rank No. 1 going in after their regional time of 41.67, which was also their best time of the year. Mexia ranks second at 41.68 and Celina third at 41.74.
The Mustang 800-meter relay squad consisting of Morris, James, Janice and Jarodd Ross rank No. 1 as well with their regional time of 1:26.49. Paris is No. 2 at 1:26.59 and Navasota third at 1:27.00.
WO-S 1,600-meter relay team of McDOnald, Janice, Deionte Thompson and Jerrious Tims is No. 5 at 3:20.56. Celina is No. 1 at 3:16.79.
Mustang Ra’Shon McDonald is ranked No. 9 in the 400 meters at 49.70. Kahlil Cooper of the Monahans is No. 1 at 47.53. WO-S’ Will Johnson ranks No. 9 in the 300-meter hurdles with a 40.23. Celina’s Ben Thiel is No. 1 at 37.51.
The Lady Mustang 800-meter relay consisting of Ly’Sha Cole, Shalin Hardin, Aaliyah Teel and Shavontae Thomas rank fourth with a 1:41.74. Kennedale is ranked No. 1 with a 1:40.38.
Bridge City’s Alexus Henry is tied for No. 4 in the high jump at 5-6. Kara Erickson of Paris North Lamar is No. 1 at 5-10.
In the Class 4A pole vault, Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Zoe Casteel is in a three-way tie for second with a 12-foot effort. Fort Worth Boswell’s Lakan Taylor is No. 1 with a 13-7.
In the Class 3A pole vault, Bridge City’s Kati Thornton is ranked No. 9 with a 10-9 regional effort. Wimberley’s Kally Long leads with a 12-8 mark.
Here are the 2013 Southeast Texas high school track leaders:
100 meters: Bealoved Brown, Ozen 11.95.
200 meters: Bealoved Brown, Beaumont Ozen, 24.374.
400 meters: Bealoved Brown, Beaumont Ozen, 57.08.
800 meters: Jordan Welborn, Lumberton, 2:17.60.
1,600 meters: Jordan Welborn, Lumberton, 5:32.21.3,200 meters: Katelyn Potter, Bridge City, 12:44.87.
100-meter hurdles: Dominique Brannon, Beaumont Ozen, 14.81.
300-meter hurdles: Dominique Brannon, Beaumont Ozen, 44.34.
400-meter relay: PA Memorial, 48.18.
800-meter relay: WO-S, 1:41.74.
1,600-meter relay: Beaumont Ozen, 3:57.93.
Discus: Nekia Jones, Beaumont Ozen, 149-7.
Shot put: Nekia Jones, Beaumont Ozen, 51-4 1/2.
High jump: Dominique Brannon, Beaumont Ozen, 5-7.
Long jump: Bealoved Brown, Ozen, 18-9 1/2.
Triple jump: Dominique Brannon, Beaumont Ozen, 38-0.
Pole vault: Zoe Casteel, LC-M; Kati Thornton, Bridge City, 12-0.
100 meters: Colin Janice, WO-S, 10.43.
200 meters: John Leday, PA Memorial, 21.71.
400 meters: Ra’Shon McDonald, WO-S, 49.70.
800 meters: Phillip Cole, PA Memorial, 2:00.66.
1,600 meters: Tye Norman, Beaumont West Brook, 4:27.03.
3,200 meters: Tye Norman, Beaumont West Brook, 9:48.27
110-meter hurdles: Tony Brown, Beaumont Ozen, 13.38
300-meter hurdles: Jammil Peeples, PA Memorial, 37.54.
400-meter relay: Beaumont Ozen, 41.12.
800-meter relay: WO-S, 1:26.49.
1,600-meter relay: WO-S, 3:20.56.
Discus: Ethan Reed, LC-M, 160-9.
Shot put: Tyler Howlett, LC-M, 54-2 3/4.
High jump: Landon Malbrough, Central, Jared Lorimier, Nederland 6-9.
Long jump: Jakobi Jones, Beaumont Ozen, 23-10 3/4.
Triple jump: Jakobi Jones, Beaumont Ozen, 48-6 1/4.
Pole vault: Sumner Ogryzdiak, Nederland, 14-6.